Alepo announces strategic 5G Standalone collaboration with Red Hat; first deployments now live

Alepo announces strategic 5G Standalone collaboration with Red Hat; first deployments now live

  • The collaboration means Alepo’s Converged Core can be deployed on the industry’s leading enterprise Kubernetes platform, Red Hat OpenShift, for service providers around the world
  • The solution is already live in the United States, and multiple deployments in other geographies are expected to go live soon
  • Red Hat OpenShift’s advanced capabilities simplify network management for large and complex deployments
  • Alepo’s cloud-native Converged Core on Red Hat OpenShift lets operators more easily transition to 5G, supporting next-gen use cases such as those requiring ultralow latency and high bandwidth alongside existing 4G services

Tuesday, July 12, 2022, Austin – Digital enablement and core network expert Alepo’s industry-renowned Converged Core has gone live with multiple service providers in the United States. The 5G Standalone (SA) solution is now available to be deployed on the industry’s leading enterprise Kubernetes platform, Red Hat OpenShift. The news is part of a broader collaboration with Red Hat, making this deployment option widely available to service providers globally. The collaboration will enable Alepo to provide service providers advanced infrastructure to support modern 4G and 5G core solutions on Red Hat OpenShift.

Red Hat OpenShift provides comprehensive Kubernetes orchestration for containerized applications to help deploy cloud-native applications such as Alepo’s Docker-based solution, helping operators make the shift to cloud ecosystems with major public cloud vendors faster and with increased reliability. Red Hat OpenShift includes automation capabilities, making it particularly beneficial for distributed deployments to help simplify the management of larger and more complex networks. OpenShift is built with layered security capabilities, further strengthening Alepo’s 3GPP compliant solution for a security-focused robust offering.

Alepo’s cloud-native Converged Core provides support for next-gen services, such as use cases that demand ultralow latency, high bandwidth, and more, alongside existing 4G services. Operators can therefore transition to 5G more easily and at their pace. This is enabled by converged policy management as well as Subscriber Data Management (SDM) to provide a common subscriber data repository for 4G and 5G services.

Alepo’s solution offers flexible deployment modes across hybrid multi-cloud environments, spanning the edge, public cloud, and centralized data center deployment. Red Hat OpenShift is a software infrastructure of choice for leading global operators implementing a converged core with centralized data center deployment, making it the perfect fit for Alepo and its customers.

So far, Alepo has disclosed that the US service providers who have gone live with the platform intend to deliver use cases such as fixed wireless access (FWA) broadband and voice over LTE (VoLTE). The solution is also being tested and deployed in several other geographies, many of which are set to go live soon. The company is expected to reveal more details of the developments in the months to come.

“We are pleased to collaborate with Alepo to better support operators and pave the way for more expansive and reliable foundation for network deployments, backed by a robust partner ecosystem. With Alepo’s Converged Core as a vendor-validated cloud-native network function (CNF) on OpenShift, customers can now benefit from added interoperability to accelerate their mission-critical workloads at scale,” Mark Longwell, director, Partner Alliances, Hybrid Platforms, Red Hat.

Derrick Gross, President, Alepo, said, “We’re excited to add one of the leading technology vendors to our portfolio of supported Kubernetes platforms. Red Hat is a trusted name in the industry and deploying Alepo on Red Hat OpenShift can inspire greater confidence from our clients. Alepo’s Converged Core provides a host of deployment options and is designed to simplify the network upgrade path. Collaborating with Red Hat is another step in enabling operators around the world to set up modern resilient 5G networks.”

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About Alepo

Casa Systems partners with Alepo to deliver 5G SA, 5G NSA, and 4G network solution 

Casa Systems partners with Alepo to deliver 5G SA, 5G NSA, and 4G network solution 

  • Alepo’s subscriber data management (SDM) and policy functions (PCF), with Casa Systems‘ cloud-native 5G core, enable service providers and enterprises to rollout 5G and 4G LTE networks more quickly and cost effectively
  • Alepo’s components support 4G, 5G, and 5G SA core deployments; they are containerized, cloud-native, and have the lowest resource footprint in the industry
  • The solution supports IMS network for voice (VoLTE, VoNR) and SMS services
  • Multiple trials and deployments are currently underway
Monday, June 27, 2022, AUSTIN – 5G core software expert Alepo and Casa Systems (Nasdaq: CASA), a leading provider of physical and cloud-native broadband technology solutions for wireless, cable and fixed networks, today announced a strategic partnership that will simplify the deployment of 5G networks and reduce time-to-market and resource requirements for service providers and enterprise customers. Casa’s cloud-native 5G Core, combined with the Alepo’s subscriber data management (SDM) and converged policy control (PCF, PCRF), will deliver an industry-leading low resource footprint that keeps initial investment low. It will give service providers and private enterprises the ability to deploy 4G, 5G, and fixed wireless access (FWA) broadband networks more rapidly and cost effectively.

5G transforms the role of the service provider, opening new opportunities to forge cross-industry partnerships to launch diverse services. The combination of Alepo’s policy control and containerized SDM with Casa Systems’ portfolio of open, cloud-native 5G Core network functions, facilitates a smooth transition to 5G. Service providers can shift to a fully virtualized service-based environment using a single solution to support both LTE and 5G.

The solution provides a secure, flexible, scalable, cloud-native architecture with 3GPP standards-compliant network functions, enabling service providers to upgrade to 5G without disrupting their existing services. Service providers of all sizes can swiftly introduce 5G capabilities and support new 5G use cases, including private enterprise networks, for diverse industry verticals.

Alepo’s cloud-native network functions are built to maximize ROI, with compact resource needs, high-performance architecture, and an agnostic approach to deployment infrastructure. Alepo’s experience in digital transformation helps modernize operational architecture without service disruption, shifting to a fully virtualized service-based environment as operators evolve to 5G.

Multiple field trials and deployments with leading operators in the US, Europe, and Australia are underway, including a leading mobile operator deploying private 5G and a fixed broadband operator deploying a fixed and wireless solution to expand coverage to underserved communities.

Gibson Ang, Vice President, Technology at Casa Systems, said, “At Casa Systems, we rely on a simple truth: if the network is not built for you, it is not the right network. For 5G to be successful, the network must be tailored to meet each customer’s specific needs. That’s why Casa built an open, interoperable, cloud-native 5G Core network architecture that allows us to pull in best-of-breed technologies so that we can create cloud-native network solutions that unlock new markets, new services, and new revenues for our customers. Casa Systems is excited to partner with Alepo to complement our 5G portfolio and provide innovative solutions that deliver the full benefits of 5G.”

Derrick Gross, President of Alepo, said, “Alepo has been at the forefront of 5G, with SDM and policy components that offer among the lowest resource footprints in the industry, and Casa’s components are the perfect complement for what we’ve developed. We’re thrilled to partner with Casa Systems on our shared mission of enabling global operators to launch and monetize 5G regardless of their size.”

About Casa Systems

Casa Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CASA) delivers the core-to-customer building blocks to speed 5G transformation with future-proof solutions and cutting-edge bandwidth for all access types. In today’s increasingly personalized world, Casa Systems creates disruptive architectures built specifically to meet the needs of service provider networks. Its suite of open cloud-native network solutions unlocks new ways for service providers to build networks without boundaries and maximizes revenue-generating capabilities. Commercially deployed in more than 70 countries, Casa Systems serves over 475 Tier 1 and regional service providers worldwide.

For more information, visit https://www.casa-systems.com/

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